Seattle Area Clinical Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™ shares the truth about hypnosis, NLP and the unconscious mind to create powerful, positive, and lasting life changes. Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net We have more power to choose how we experience the world than we know. We can actually change how we feel, think, and act. We can start doing the things we want to do, and stop doing the things we want to stop. And be better at the things we do. It’s called control. “In the waves of change we find our true direction.”
Some clients come in and tell me about how change is hard: “I’ve tried everything.” No, you haven’t. You saved the best for last. Creative hypnotherapy and NLP bring rapid, and powerful change. Find out more about how you can achieve your goals easier than you think: http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net The right tools create the right outcome.
There are always more possibilities, and ways to see things in a new way, tell yourself more resourceful suggestions, and feel capable. As Thomas Edison said: “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.”
“Today you are you. That is truer than true. There is no one alive who youer than you!” – –Dr. Seuss.
If you’re happy with everything in your current life, we celebrate that! If you’d like to make some changes, the fastest and most effective way to do that is through changing your own mindset, and ways of thinking. This will also change your actions and habits in the world. Mindworks NLP and hypnosis are tools to create this mindset of power and success. Be who you want to be. http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
Sharing the innards of my cookie with you, because it’s so apropos to the work I do and what I know to be true. This fortune cookie writer obviously understands our ability to create new worlds, from the inner mind out. He’s writing about hypnosis.
“One of the greatest discoveries is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.”
True. When you change the way you think, you can change everything including states of mind (emotion) and habits.
If you’re looking for a new approach to personal change and getting your New Year’s Resolutions to happen, look no further. Talk therapies (like counseling) do not successfully maneuver attitude change. We get in there with effective unconscious communication. That’s NLP. Neuro-Linguistic Programming. A high-tech hypnosis.
We have a name for this success. It’s called: get the life you want. Yes, you can. Learn more at MINDWORKS HYPNOSIS & NLP. I’m happy to help you get your 2020 off to a glorious start.
This is not your “boo-hoo into a kleenex” type of changework. I get clients who come in after YEARS (some DECADES) of counseling. It has had the effect of wrapping them tighter into their problems. Solved nothing.
They come to me, and with my tool kit of NLP and custom creative hypnotherapy, change is immediate and powerful. They’re stunned. Because they’ve been hoodwinked into believing change is slow and laborious. False! Change is easy. With the right tools. Discover what works, if you really want positive and immediate change in your life and habits. Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.
In this brief video above, I share excerpts of a happy NLP client testimonial. Here is the full text:
“I was very hesitant to seek help or counseling, for all of my life, because I didn’t want to talk about my problems. I know what my problems are. I just wanted to fix them.
And then I found Connie. And after one session I felt remarkably better. Like a completely different person. Connie is amazing! I trust her and I feel like she is somewhat of a kindred spirit.
Don’t think twice. Trust your instincts. Come and see Connie. She’s amazing. Truly, truly amazing.” — Kerry D., Seattle, WA.
Happy 2 weeks ’til summer! Our area (Greater Seattle) is absolutely one of the most beautiful on the planet, especially this time of year. Hope you’re getting out and about and enjoying the sunshine. I’m keeping busy with client work and teaching, Michael and I just finished up another Licensed Master Practitioner of NLP® certification training. Yay, new experts out and about to make positive change in the world.
Speaking of change, I’ve written a new article published on Self-Growth.com and thought I’d share it with you all as well. It’s about our endless fascination with change–how to make things happen for clients such that they get to live life the way they want. “Never In A Million Years.”
It’s a push-me, pull-you approach to change. Feeling so good you are moved in positive directions, combined with a “Never” attached to unwanted habits to the point that they shut off.
“…Dr. Richard Bandler, the co-creator of NLP has said: “Good feelings, good decisions. Bad feelings, bad decisions.” I’ve changed it up somewhat. “Good feelings, good decisions. Bad feelings, good decisions.” I want a client to feel so good in the moment (the various decision points) that the unwanted behavior never triggers. There’s no urge to do it, and it doesn’t even enter their thinking. And, I want to attach such negativity to the habit itself that it becomes an automatic “no.” “Never in a million years.””
All the Best,
Connie Brannan, CHt.
Clinical Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming®
Originator of Designer Feelings ®
Originator of Designer Beliefs ®
Design Human Engineer™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net http://www.seattlenlptraining.com
There are two kinds of change, and both are wonderful for helping a life to be more in alignment with goals and desires: remedial change and generative change.
Remedial change is characterized by this mindset: I have a problem, that I want to change. Something needs “fixing.” I need to lose weight, for example. I need to refocus on a healthy lifestyle. Or, I need to dump this cigarette habit. Or, I need to get over this irrational fear of getting on the airplane. There are things you want to start doing, and there are things you want to stop doing. Change. This type of change is wonderful. In the literature, we call this: self-improvement.
Generative change is somewhat different. It’s characterized by this mindset: I’m good, I want more, and I’m capable of it. Generative change is more aptly called: self-development. You may already be fantastic at a skill-set. You want more! You may be a creative person, but you’d like unconscious help to be more creative. More inspired. More focused on success. More motivated. Or more athletic.
Most of our services work on helping build success in both of these types of change at once. However, here are some of our services that lend especially well to generative change success and positive outcomes:
Tweaking and optimizing. Those words are not just for websites, they are for lives as well. We’re using such a tiny, infinitesimal part of our brain power. More is good. Hypnosis unlocks that potential and helps us to be more of what we want for ourselves and that helps us be successful and enjoy life more. And that’s what it’s all about. Join me in these brain and life enhancing adventures called hypnosis and NLP.
In my office and my client work, the primary tool is NLP. Neuro-Linguistic Programming. I blend this with creative hypnotherapy, reiki, and more.
My clients ask me: “What is NLP?” Short answer: NLP is the control panel for the mind.
Here, again, is a little video I created to help explain:
Dr. Richard Bandler (NLP’s co-originator) says: “NLP is the study of successful thinking. …It’s really all about problem solving, in the end.”
I am one of Dr. Bandler’s Licensed Trainers of NLP®. In addition to owning and operating a career school teaching NLP, I also use it daily in my client work. Our toolkit is the artful manipulation of unconscious strategies and taking conscious control of them—the pictures in our mind, our inner voice(s), our inner thoughts and beliefs, and how we feel in any given moment. All of these create what we do and how we perform and live–and ALL are under our control.
With NLP, we don’t study what went wrong (problems), we study who can do it right (it being anything) which we can then replicate. We can adopt those unconscious strategies and attain similar abilities and successes. For example, it’s not how or why a phobia was created, it’s about the person who shook it off and changed. He did that in his mind, and so can you. With NLP, we have the strategy to end a phobia (any phobia). I know it works because that was my very first “convincer” experience with NLP—having my decades long spider phobia vanish in a NLP class exercise.
It’s an amazing skill set for effective communications both within our mind and with others in the world, rapport, influence, self empowerment, and more.
More info about NLP is here Our FAQ Frequently Asked Questions Page. If you’d like some rapid and powerful changes in your life, NLP is the way to go. Find out more anytime, I do offer a free in office consultation where I explain how I can help and answer questions about these tools of hypnosis and NLP.
Another happy client shares her success with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP services. Diana, of Woodinville, WA, came in for several issues, which we worked concurrently. She did GREAT, she collaborated and did what I asked, to create a new way of thinking.
“When you change how you think, how you think changes you!” My hubby and biz partner, Michael, coined that phrase! And it’s absolute truth.
Here’s what Diana says after 4 sessions of Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy at Mindworks Hypnosis:
“Connie, as we finished up our sessions today I wanted to thank you and say a few words.
I had been to counseling at least three times over the past 28 years for: procrastination/not motivated/negative/low energy/self-esteem-confidence. Well I spent a lot of [time] talking, however, I did not receive much help, only more frustration.
I have always been open to alternative therapies but had not explored the possibilities of what Hypnosis could do for me until this year. I researched Hypnotherapists in my area. I viewed your web site and read the patient reviews. After I watched your video, I felt there was a connection and believed you could help.
I knew I had made the right choice the minute I walked into your office. The office is very calming, light, bright & creative. You are very confident and explained what therapies you use, your degrees, certificates, years of experience including your own successes. I was ready to get started!
It was all so easy and relaxing. I was amazed after the first session how I had changed without even thinking about it. I just did not want to be un-motivated, I had energy to get things done – I did not go crazy by any means but it felt good to think to myself,” hmm I really don’t feel like watching anymore TV”. I did not want to put things off until tomorrow – before, I was the queen of making things sound so much better if I did them tomorrow!
It felt awesome to see myself energized to go out for a walk or work in the yard, instead of ugh – really a walk. I don’t crave the salty snacks, if I eat them – I just have a few and I’m satisfied. The things that bothered me are simply gone, just like you said – whoosh. The hypnosis itself is amazingly relaxing, I was aware of everything – yet the time slipped by.
I am so excited to work with my Self Hypnosis..I let you know how it goes. Thank you again!” — Diana S, Woodinville, WA
It seems like a big bundle of stuff, doesn’t it? Procrastination. Self Esteem issues. Confidence issues. Negative thinking. It’s all connected, and our work touches all of it. We don’t work on one behavior or THING. We work on life. Here’s an analogy…pro bowler. They know how to hit pins to knock down other pins with the one ball roll. We do that, too. I look for the biggest and best things to change which will have the most positive impact for the person in front of me. That skill is part of the artistry of hypnosis and what makes a creative hypnotist superior to a script-reading hypnotist.
I love my art. And I’m happy for Diana. I taught her a great tool, called “Self Hypnosis.” So she can work any goals for herself on an ongoing basis, utilizing this power part of the mind–her unconscious mind. Conscious mind work didn’t get her very far, as she said, 28 years of counseling. This approach is very different. We don’t analyze problems, we heal and end them. 28 years of counseling (and no success) or 4 sessions with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP (and life changes galore). Which sounds better? You pick!
The right frame of mind is essential to success in any human endeavor. Stress, anxiety and fear are debilitating. Anger and disappointment slow us down. A mindset of calm determination, confidence and optimism lead to opportunity and success-seeking.
The world is in transition. Current events in the political arena are creating negative emotion and negative energy–widespread. Particularly in my state, the beautiful, Evergreen, Washington State.
Secret #1: As the events of our life and times unfold, we get to choose how we feel. When we change how we feel, we change how we think and what we do. New empowered emotions lead to new behavioral choices.
Secret #2: Skilled hypnosis and NLP help us activate those choices.
If this current climate disturbs you, let me help. I work one-on-one with clients to create new Designer Feelings®. If you are in need of some stress and negative emotion release right now, call me and I can help. Pronto!
We create new feelings, together. Collaboration! We attach those new feelings where they are useful in your life. We transform a problematic state of mind and body, such as fear, sadness, hopeless, etc. into power and joy and success generators.
Offer for my blog readers: for the balance of November I’m offering a massive discount on my hypnosis-in-a-box, “Stress Management Program.” This audio CD normally sells for $37, for this month only, $10.
The world is in transition. Choose the direction of your own mind and body and choices. Because you can.
It’s official! Spring at last! (Thank you, Mr. Groundhog for bringing us an early spring!)
Hi, Hypnosis Friends!
I hope your spring is off to a rousing start. This is an amazing time of year, full of fresh, healthy, new life, new energy, new vibrancy, new opportunities to bloom.
Any time of year is perfect for hypnosis, however springtime seems most apt!
It’s all about newness, and freshness. Change is all around. Why not jump on board the “time for change” bandwagon and create something better for yourself?
Hypnosis is to change like “miracle-grow” is to your garden. We speed up success.
If you’d like to accelerate change, call us at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. Our specialty is YOU and finding what you need within your unconscious mind to make life better in the ways you want life to be better. And facilitating it! Learn more anytime, Michael and I love to help. (425) 564-8608.
With hypnosis and NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming, we can program in new responses in any given situation. The boss is yelling, traffic is congested, your significant other is in a bad mood, the restaurant is out of just the thing you wanted. They call it “situational stress.” What if, after hypnotherapy…that same situation became situational calm, or situaltional happy, or situational “I can handle it!” We can do that!
I think this video is cute. And it demonstrates an important fact. We can change our emotions on a dime. FAST!
Cute baby! She’s crying, looking like a full-blown tantrum is going to ensue. Then, suddenly, she hears her happy music. And the dancing begins! Instant change. For those of you who think “change is slow and difficult,” watch her face. We’re talking instant change!
With NLP, and Neuro Linguistic hypnosis therapy, we give you control, to turn a negative emotion and response into a positive one. When you choose to do it. We can also program your mind and life for those responses to become automated in a particular context. This little girl has been programmed in a natural manner, in a great way. Music = dancing and happy. It doesn’t matter what was going on before.
We can take control of these automatic responses. Goodbye, fear, anxiety, phobic responses, distraction, procrastination, and so on.
Find out more anytime in an in person explanatory meeting. Call us for a free consultation. No charge, no obligation. Just an opportunity to learn more, and hear what a professional change worker says about your mind and your untapped abilities to feel more resourceful now.
Check out this hypnotic time-lapse video I’ve created. It’s a typical Seattle May day…murky, gray, overcast, dark. At first. Then, miraculously, things shift. The clouds blow away, and are replaced with dazzling blue skies and brilliant sunshine. What a beautiful Seattle day. Hypnotic!
And what a great metaphor. This is the essence of hypnosis and hypnotherapy and NLP. Change. And, as this video shows, change is easy! Troubles and problems and old habits can “blow away” as though they never even existed. We don’t need ’em, we can get rid of them. Easily! That’s the secret and unknown part. Hypnosis is the tool to make it happen.
Hypnosis and NLP are really user guides for the mind.
I hope you enjoy this amazing video. I love it, if I do say so myself. These scenes are three different views of the same day, from atop our own Space Needle – the heart of Seattle. My favorite part is when the shadow of the Space Needle moves and elongates across the city. We are so privileged to live in the Greater Seattle area, there’s nowhere as beautiful on earth.
The power of your mind is so incredible! Here’s a quick and easy demo proving change is easy.
I invite you to check out this brief video. Is the train moving to the left into the tunnel, or to the right, emerging from if? What do you see? Cool! Now, simply imagine that it’s moving in the opposite direction. And it does!!
Some people call this “freaky.” I call it: “control.” We control our perceptions of the world with our mind. And yes, it really is that easy to alter direction. When your mind makes the leap, you see things in a new way. And new seeing leads to new thoughts, and new beliefs, and new behaviors. That’s the purpose of skilled hypnotherapy–assisting you in the new seeing.
I love these type of visual demos. People start to “get it.” That what happens between their ears is the real deal, and the real power. If you’d like to see yourself or life in a new way, and live those changes, we can do that. My hypnosis clinic services all the Greater Seattle area. Call me anytime at (425) 564-8608 and we’ll get started!
I woke up this morning with a hypnosis thought running through my mind. I thought I’d share it! 🙂
It’s not what you’re capable of, it’s what you’re doing.
There’s a world of difference between I want or even I can vs. I am doing it. We help you make the leap from intention to action. That’s the power of skilled hypnosis.
You know there’s a difference between who you are right now in the expressions of your life and who you desire to be. There’s some magic in that acorn, a tiny thing dreaming of greatness, and making it happen. Action, activation, that’s the difference.
There’s that same magic in you. That difference for our success is really just a quality of mind. Change yours any time, adopt a mindset customized for your success, and do the things you want to do for your life. We’ve all only got so many ticks of the clock in this world–make your life beautiful, successful, healthy, happy, and magical, starting now.
I like this picture! It’s the current view out my office window. Green life! The trees are changing. Look how easily they make radical changes. Those old leaves used to be attached. Now the trees have said: “I’m done with that!” And whooooosh, they’re gone.
That’s how hypnosis works, too. A decision is made. Change happens. And life gets better. And when it’s time to do it, you know. What you might not know is that change is as easy as what you see in this picture.
Trees are my metaphor for life. I love trees. It helps that I was born and raised in the Seattle area. We got trees!! I lived in Arizona for about a decade, and let me tell you, those cactus and palms were pretty, but can’t compete with our Pacific Northwest TREES. I’m loving the green. And the ideas they spark about how change can be fast, easy, and natural.
When you open your mind to new resourcefulness and new choices (that’s what hypnosis does), you’ll see that for yourself. Call me if you’d like to set up a free in-person consult to learn more about what your life can be, successful, happy, and powerful. (425) 564-8608.
What does a military strategist and a skilled NLP change worker have in common? Answer: A LOT!!
Here’s my goal in the work I do with clients: strategic change, elegant change, fast change, helping clients get the most bang for the buck, finding the key strongholds of the problem, and taking them out in strategic, rapid fire sequence. Using imagination, strategy, and fire power to win “the war” against the issue at hand.
My “strategic change” blitzkrieg is a different approach than traditional “talk therapy” counselors. They’re all about discussion, about rolling around in the muck, accentuating and revivifying negative thoughts and emotions over and over and feeling bad. Metaphor: A counselor would want to figure out WHY an unwashed person smells so bad, uncover the origins and chemistry of body odor and what the person did to create it, whereas I would say: You smell bad. Take a shower. And I’d show them the shower, and even turn it on for them.
Talk therapies: It’s not about movement, and it’s not about change. It would not be unusual for a person to see a counselor for YEARS on a particular issue. To me, that’s absolutely ridiculous. RIDICULOUS! Unconscionable, really. Is it about the money, about milking people for money? There’s no way in hell change takes years. It takes minutes. That’s the firepower of NLP and hypnosis.
And I’m always working to increase my personal firepower! To increase my arsenal of weaponry. How? I am continuously learning more, and becoming more and more skilled, mastering the work of hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, conversational hypnosis, energy work, and more. It’s a different focus than some hypnotists.
Some of my colleagues spend their money on marketing guys to help artificially pump up their web presence and SEO (Search engine optimization)–one guy pays someone else who is not even a hypnotist to write his blog and the posts are insipid!–you know where I spend my money? On learning, on live trainings with the best of the best! To become better at the work I do. To me that’s massively more important and I believe leads to true and legitimate success. My arsenal is knowledge and skill, not fluff and puff.
Another hypnotist friend of mine (and he’s wonderful and I love him) tells clients: “it will require at least three sessions and possibly six before results start to show.”
Frankly, that’s not good enough for me. No way. I expect some level of positive results to show after a single session with me, and complete success on any specific issue in at MOST four sessions. What happens though, is that an array of issues are interlinked (for example confidence and self esteem and weight loss), and all of that is sorted through in around four sessions.
One of my clients yesterday used this phrase describing his desire to quit smoking NOW: He wanted “One and Done!” It’s not always possible to complete the work in a single session depending on the person and his situation, but in his case, we did that for him. “One and Done!” Many of my clients experience this!
Am I better than my friend who takes up to six sessions for a change to appear? Apparently I’m more skilled. And I know what makes the difference. It’s the NLP. Neuro-Linguistic Programming (my specialty) is what makes the difference. It has been called “hypnosis on steroids.” It’s faster than traditional hypnosis. More powerful. It’s the BIG GUNS in my arsenal for your strategic change.
I enjoy being a military strategist. Every day is different, and every person is different, and I get to use my creativity and fire off the big guns. Yay! Take that smoking! Blam! Take that, overweight! Blam! Take that, fear! Blam! A talk therapist will not take the stronghold. A hypnotist reading a script at you will not take the stronghold. I can. Let’s do it.